Penguin Resumes Selling Thousands of Ebooks to Libraries
Penguin has resumed allowing library ebook vendor OverDrive to sell its ebooks to libraries across the U.S., according to a blog post from the vendor.
Nearly two years after pulling out of selling books through OverDrive and over a year after it started slowly experimenting selling ebooks to libraries in a limited way, 17,000 digital titles from the world’s largest publisher will again be available for purchase.
Like Random House — which, along with Penguin, is now Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher — front-list titles will be priced higher than what consumers pay and back-list titles will be less expensive.
From OverDrive’s blog post:
Popular new releases such as Clive Cussler’s “Mirage” and Patricia Cornell’s latest Kay Scarpetta novel “Dust” will be priced at $18.99. Backlist favorites will range from $5.99 -$9.99.
Additionally, Penguin ebooks will only be available on the Kindle via USB side-loading.
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